When we get in a new fabric type we love to send it to our amazing promoter team to try it out, our new Hanfleur Chenille was no exception! This fabric has a gorgeous texture to it as well as just a hint of shine to give it added depth. It is also very soft and has beautiful drape.
Our promoter team has once again knocked it out of the park with lots of gorgeous inspiration for you! Take a look and let us know which is your favorite!
Burgundy - Dana
I hacked the Ellie and Mac Going Home Sweater to have bishop sleeves to recreate a RTW dress. I liked how the chenille had a little bit of shine to it and thought it would make a pretty party dress that’s also cozy and warm.
Noir - Christina
I made a P4P Cocoon Cardi. I really like how this fabric is on the dressier side, so I thought it would be nice to have something oversized and comfy with a fancier look.
Macaroon - Amanda
This is my first Trish Newbery Designs Lydia's Winter sweater! This pattern has the relaxed fit that I think is best suited for this fabric. Because Chenille doesn't have great recovery, I chose to add clear elastic to the shoulder seams and neckband (which I stitched under). I think it was a good choice to reinforce because I haven't had any unwanted growth while wearing! The subtle sheen in the Chenille really makes my new sweater shine!
French Olive - Sarah
I made the Ellie and Mac Fall in Love sweater. I wanted a classic sweater that could be dressed up or dressed down. I used a triple stitch to sew my pieces together and then went back over the edges with my serger. I also chose to cut my bands just a tad bigger than the pattern stated to account for the lack of stretch. So far it’s held up beautifully.
Golden Mast - Kyema
I made the DIBY Adrienne in mustard. This fabric is surprisingly warm and has a wonderful sheen and body that creates a unique look and is perfect for a holiday sweater.
Strawberry Wine - Erin
I love it when Kayla surprises me with colors to try that are out of my normal comfort zone! The Strawberry Wine is a stunning color and made the perfect sweater for our small family Thanksgiving this year. I decided to sew up a Toaster Sweater from Sew House Seven. I added about 2.5" of length to it as I am 5'-8'' and the pattern is intended as a more cropped fit and I prefer a bit longer.
This fabric is a looser weave and some care needs to be taken when sewing so that it doesn't unravel with wear. We recommend using a lightning stitch on your standard machine to construct and then finishing the seam with either a serge edge or a wide zigzag. The image below shows the lightning stitch with a serged edge to finish.